Published on Saturday, 01 February 2014 19:44
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With highly anticipated games like Titanfall, Thief, Watch Dogs and The Witcher 3 being just a few months away from getting released now is perhaps more crucial than ever before to have a gaming mouse capable of delivering the best possible experience. However with gaming mice getting unveiled almost on a weekly basis by a very large number of manufacturers it's really not very easy to pick the right one for the job. Luckily for consumers there's just a handful of gaming peripherals manufacturers out there currently with a perfect track record and Mionix is without doubt one of them. Now although just a few months ago we tested their latest Avior 8200 Gaming Mouse which scored very high in all of our tests thanks to its Avago ADNS-9800 laser sensor it seems that Mionix is not done with the Avior line quite yet and so today we will be taking a look at the brand new Avior 7000 Laser Gaming Mouse.
Mionix AB was founded in 2007 by Peter Nygren. The goal was to design and develop high-end computer peripherals made for gamers. The company stands for high quality, cool design and a touch of innovation. Mionix has received numerous of international prizes and awards for their products. Mionix has a global presence with a worldwide network of distributors, resellers and partners. For more information, visit www.mionix.net.
This time over for the Avior 7000 Mionix chose to go with the latest ADNS-3310 IR-LED optical sensor by Avago (7000DPI/215IPS) paired with a 32bit ARM processor running at 32Mhz and 128kb of onboard memory. Obviously the specifications are less impressive compared to those of the ADNS-9800 laser sensor but what's really interesting however is that the optical sensor used in the Avior 7000 delivers no positive or negative hardware acceleration which basically means that it delivers constant speed with no changes at all (that should increase accuracy in certain scenarios). The ergonomically shaped ambidextrous body of the award winning Avior 8200 is perfect for small and medium sized hands so it really makes sense that Mionix decided to use the same one for the Avior 7000 (features the same nice rubber coating Mionix has been using like forever). So the only thing that has changed since the Avior 8200 is pretty much the optical sensor so it's our job to see just how good this new model by Avago is.